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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 417

    Château Palmer 1970

    11 bottles per lot

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    Château Palmer 1970
    Cantenac (Margaux), 3ème cru classé
    Slightly corroded and slightly damaged capsules. Slightly bin-soiled labels. Levels: nine top-shoulder or better, one just below top and one mid/upper-shoulder
    Tasting note: The 1970 Palmer is one of the great wines of the vintage. It exhibits a dark, opaque garnet colour, and an emerging, fabulously complex, exotic nose of liquorice, over-ripe plums and blackcurrants, soy, cedar, and minerals. Rich and concentrated, with medium to full body, a sweet inner-core of fruit, firm but silky tannin, and a long, rich finish, this remains a youthful, potentially superb Palmer. While approachable, it will benefit from another 3-5 years of cellaring, and will keep through the first 10-15 years of the next century. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 105 (June 1996)
    11 bottles per lot

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